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  1. Police break up triad drug-packaging centre in public housing flat

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police have smashed a triad drug-packaging centre that supplied illegal drugs to young drug abusers, including students, in Tai Po and Sheung Shui, officials said yesterday. ... not involved in drug abuse, the officer said. The crackdown is part of a continuing operation, codenamed Needle Point, in the fight against illegal drug use among young people in the new academic year ...

  2. Security guards to help identify young drug users

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Security guards at public housing estates will be trained to identify young drug abusers, as part of a youth concern group's campaign. The supervisor of the Hong Kong ... are places where young drug abusers gather, we want to invite security guards to help spot these troubled teens, and social workers can help them,' Mr Tang said. Police and the Fight Crime ...

  3. Youngsters head north to escape HK's drug crackdown

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... in Shenzhen for 15 days for abusing drugs. 'Taking drugs in the north has become more and more common. It has become a bigger trend and a youth culture,' said Paul Lo Po-sing, team leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church's North District youth outreach team. One teenage drug abuser says that since the arrests in Shenzhen, many abusers had moved to a new disco, called New Ground, ...

  4. Doctors help identify users in pilot scheme

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Family doctors will join the battle against drug abuse among youngsters in a new project jointly operated with social service groups. Under a pilot scheme introduced in Tai Po this month, 24 private practitioners will help identify drug abusers and refer them to the Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service Cheer Lutheran Centre so that they can seek help from social workers. ...

  5. Drugs tsar wants late-night ban on children under 16 in cybercafes

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who now leads the fight against youth drug abuse, said the government 'would spare no effort' in tackling the problem and would take the advisory body's ... to stop drug abuse at its source but it was not the right solution to ban young people from cybercafes. Samson Tam Wai-ho, the lawmaker for the information technology sector, said the proposal ...

  6. Mission to fight drug use

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A group of 19 Hong Kong students will visit Australia next week as fight crime ambassadors, to raise awareness of the evils of drug abuse. The visit is part of the 'Hang ... theme is drug abuse among young people and the students said their mission would include learning strategies used by Australian police to tackle the problem. 'In particular, we want look ...

  7. Shenzhen returns 30 people held for drugs

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said young Hongkongers were increasingly taking drugs before crossing the border and heading to entertainment parlours, making it more difficult to crack down on these drug abusers. Shenzhen ... of the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau, said the handover was part of a campaign launched in December. 'Many young people from Hong Kong are involved in drug abuse. Most of this takes place at public ...

  8. Search for a solution

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The steps leading to the trial of voluntary drug tests in Tai Po schools. 2008 November: The Task Force on Youth Drug Abuse recommends that a research project be commissioned to devise ... abuse. Initiatives include a voluntary drug-testing scheme that will go on trial in Tai Po secondary schools. July 16: Mr Tsang announces the pilot scheme will start in the 2009-10 school year. ...

  9. Children must not be guinea pigs for drug test

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... under pressure to react to a number of widely reported arrests in recent months involving schoolchildren suspected of drug abuse. Ordinarily, Mr Tsang's intervention helps bypass ... Introducing drug testing in schools is a radical step to take. The welfare of schoolchildren is at stake, including those who have never taken drugs but may still be required to take ...

  10. Island incinerator will cause problems for drug rehab centre

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shek Kwu Chau is a small and largely pristine island lying a little to the southwest of Cheung Chau. It has been home for many years to a residential centre for heroin addicts who want to quit. The centre is run by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Sarda). The island is also thought to be the home of a species of snake which is found nowhere else ...




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